Immigration rallies planned for cities in California

Events Wednesday will coincide with a demonstration in Washington, D.C.

POSTED: 06:54 AM PDT Apr 10, 2013 
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -

Marches, rallies, prayer vigils and voter registration drives are planned across California as activists hope to shape the national immigration debate.

  The events Wednesday will coincide with a demonstration in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  The agricultural town of Hollister in Northern California will see a pro-immigrant candlelight vigil.

  Organizers plan a drive to get people to register to vote in San Bernardino.

  And a gathering in San Diego is being billed as marking "Undocumented Coming Out Day."

  Events are also planned for San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Fresno and Bakersfield.